Sapa is nestled away in the mountainous region ,North west of Hanoi is the picturesque frontier town of Sapa.
With its high of 1,600 meters above sea level, Sapa offers all year round amzing cool and cold weather for whom love adventures as trekking or hiking through villages with stunning terraces ,escape away from hot humid weather in the city meeting local people with colorful cultures of different minorities group of Black Hmong ,,Red Dao,Tay ,Gzay, xapho…
Covered by mist or town in cloud, this area was originally a hill station built during the French colony in 1922 for summer escapes from Hanoi
Sapa is one of Southeast Asia’s most popular attractive and unique stunning destinations.
Resting between Sapa Town and Fansipan Mountain, 3142 meter , is the majestic Muong Hoa Valley. Home to Sapa’s famous tiered rice paddy fields and charming local minority villages of Lai chai , Tavan , Giang Ta Chai , Ban Ho ,Seo my Ty, Cat Cat , Taphin …. this stunning area is a favourite area for trekking adventures and homestay experiences.Or hiking up to Ham Rong Mountain for amazing panorama view of the town ,valley and mountain surroundings
If you like more adventurous -3142 meter above sea level, do hard trekking up the top of Indochina –Fansipan mountain ,with local guides ,porter as cook too , enjoy local experiences of Camping on the way
Day tours from Sapa Town centre visit some of the region’s famous mountain markets, including Bac Ha Sunday Market, Can Cau Saturday and Coc Ly Tuesday Market. Both offer unique opportunities to meet Flower Hmong, Black Hmong and Giay people among other ethnic groups where they come for selling local products and time for meeting or looking for potential partners ,boyfriends, girlfriends ….
How to get there:
Recently Newly built Hanoi-Lao Cai Highway means that bus transfers are now about six hours from Hanoi (shorter than the original nine-hour journey). This bus journey arrives at Sapa Town, where you will find most hotels.
By Train: Coming from Hanoi, the train takes about 9 hours to arrive at Lao Cai Station. From Lao Cai Station, shuttle buses will be waiting to take you the rest of the distance to Sapa –a trip that takes about an hour. The main appeal of a train journey to Sapa is an overnight train service, a popular means of transfer from central Hanoi..
Sapa is changeable weather , one day it can have 4 seasons , morning like spring , noon like summer , afternoon like Autumn and evening like winter but you can come all year round you may be lucky !
The best times to travel to Sapa are March – May and September – November. You can have unduplicated experiences and different photos to show off your friends when visiting this town in different seasons:
- March – May:It is warm and dry in this town this time – perfect for trekkers and hikers. May is the ‘water pouring season’ in this area and the terraced rice fields look more majestic with the reflection of the sun and white clouds on the curving fields.
- June – August: It is not a good time to travel here since it is the rainy season here, so the roads become muddy and slippery but adventures !
- September – mid-December: It is cool and dry in this town in autumn. September is the harvesting time in Sapa and you can admire the magical golden rice terraces here.
- Mid-December to February:This is the chilly winter, be prepared that the temperature may drop to 0 degree Celsius.
Let’s come to have great adventures in Sapa with AVT Travel !